Data protection

General
We collect and use your personal information only within the framework provided by the provisions of the Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany. The paragraphs below will inform you about the kind, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal information.

Data transmission and logging for system-internal and statistical purposes

When you access our website for technical reasons, your Internet browser automatically starts transferring data to our web server. These data include date and time of the access, URL of the referring web page, retrieved file, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This information is stored separately from other information that you enter while making use of our offer. We cannot allocate this information to a certain person. The information is evaluated for statistical purposes and subsequently deleted.

Inventory data

As far as a contractual relationship between you and us should be justified, its contents arranged or changed, we collect and use your personal information as far as this is needed for these purposes.
By orders of the agencies in question, we can in the individual case provide information about these data (inventory data) as far as required for purposes of criminal prosecution, risk prevention, compliance with statutory tasks of the intelligence services or military counter intelligence or for enforcing intellectual property rights.

Usage data

We collect and use your personal information as far as necessary for facilitating the use or accounting of online content (usage data). Included especially in these data are details relative to your identity and information about the start, end and extent of the use of our online content.
For advertising and market research purposes, and for designing our online content tailored to need, we may create user profiles by using pseudonyms. You have the right to object to the use of your data. We are not allowed to merge the usage profiles with the information about the bearer of the pseudonym.
By orders of the agencies in question, we can in the individual case provide information about these data (inventory data) as far as required for purposes of criminal prosecution, risk prevention, compliance with statutory tasks of the intelligence services or military counter intelligence or for enforcing intellectual property rights.

Use of homepage information

The use of contact data published by third parties as part of the imprint or comparable such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses for the sending of not expressly requested information is not allowed. We expressly reserve the right to undertake legal steps against senders of so-called spam if this prohibition is violated.

Use of cookies

Cookies are text files that contain information for identifying recurring visitors exclusively for the duration of the visit to our website. Cookies are stored on your computer’s hard disk, where they cause no damage. The cookies of our website do not contain any personal data about you.
Cookies spare you repeated data entry, facilitate you the transfer of specific contents and help us to identify the most popular sections of our online content Thus, we are able, among other things, to match the contents of our web pages exactly to your needs.
If you like, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time by changing your browser’s settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings.

Right to request information

As user of our online content, you have the right to request stored data pertaining to you or your pseudonym. If you request it, this information can also be given electronically.